City grid, Daido Moriyama, Tokyo Color. 2008-2015. Tokyo: the city that came out of the shadows: Daido Moriyama has spent his life obsessively photographing the dirty stairwells, neon signs and salarymen Japan’s capital in gritty black and white. Now, at 77, he’s exploding into glorious colour. Why?
SHŌMEI TŌMATSU - CHEWING GUM AND CHOCOLATE: Tōmatsu, one of Japan’s foremost 20th century photographers, created one of the defining portraits of postwar Japan. His photographs focused on the seismic impact of the US victory and occupation. The title reflects the handouts given to Japanese kids by the soldiers—sugary and addictive, but ultimately lacking in nutritional value. Read more: http://blog.burnedshoes.com/post/83116167570 / PHOTO: "Koza", Okinawa, ca. 1978